Continental flight makes emergency landing in TLV

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  1. Dovster
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    A TLV-EWR flight returned to Ben Gurion Airport after smoke was reported coming out of the baggage compartment.

    There were 280 passengers on board.

    The picture below from the Jerusalem Post shows one heck of a lot of smoke -- and I have no idea if this was from the plane or if it is from some other source.

    The story, brief as it is, can be found at http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=244936

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  2. Mackieman
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    That's not a CO 777 in the picture and it looks like the smoke is coming from something off in the distance, so who knows.
     
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    Someone probably just needed a photo to put with the article. It's a stock image from a photo bank, and if you hover it says "airplane, smoke [illustrative]"

    Too bad they have to stoop that low. If a picture were worth having, it would be the real one.
     
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    Guess somebody burnt the cookies again :D
     
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    That's an older picture too...that looks to be a 737-200, and the top of the tail looks red, so not even a Continental bird!
     
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    Damn the Media once again for trying to fool us travel savants!
     
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    If you search images.google.com for "airplane landing smoke" you'll find it pretty quickly. Idiots!
     
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    That is a South African Airways jet.
     
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    It is indeed Banker, good catch there.
     
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